Re­verse or­der to evict us from Uganda House for re­pairs, say five com­pa­nies

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Five key busi­nesses op­er­at­ing from Uganda House are in court con­test­ing a de­ci­sion to evict them from the premises to pave way for ren­o­va­tions. They are the African Boot Com­pany, Rupa’s Gift Cen­tre, Ab­dulla & Com­pany, Mi­raj Shah and East­ern Watch Com­pany. The land­lord has asked them to va­cate the premises within 60 days. The five are ag­grieved by an or­der is­sued in Au­gust 2016 by the Nairobi chief mag­is­trate’s court which di­rected that the premises be closed. They say the or­der was given with­out giv­ing them an op­por­tu­nity to be heard. African Boot says the or­der by court is un­rea­son­able and ir­ra­tional as they have been in the premises for over 39 years and the two months’ no­tice is in­suf­fi­cient time to find al­ter­na­tive premises. Ac­cord­ing to suit pa­pers, the land­lord has not said whether the re­pairs would be car­ried out while they are still on the premises, given they own shops on the ground floor of the build­ing.

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